Chinese employer shoots two workers who asked for salary raise

indafrica June 22, 2020
Updated 2020/06/22 at 1:48 PM

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), has called attention to the case of Zimbabwean workers who were allegedly shot and injured by their Chinese employer.

The incident is reported to have happened in Gweru.

The two men were allegedly shot by their Chinese employer over a salary dispute.

This follows after MDC Alliance deputy spokesperson in the Youth Assembly, Womberai Nhende, posted about the incident on Twitter saying no arrests had been made yet.

A chinese national has shot and injured two natives in Gweru over a salary dispute. And no arrest has been made.

The government has sold the country to China. Now the Chinese do as they pleased & illtreat Zimbabwean workers in our own country because they know we have no protection from the government. The liberators have turned our good country into a predator state. #justiceforworkers.

There have been several reports of Chinese run businesses in the country abusing workers by unfair labor practices.

The violations of labor practices include long and unpaid hours for employees, paltry salaries, assault of workers by their employers, unsanitary health conditions on working premises.

Independent Norton legislator, Temba Mliswa once accused Chinese business for unfair labor practices.

They don’t comply with our labor laws. They are causing environmental degradation, they are violating human rights, and are involved in corruption. If Chinese investment is so good for Zimbabwe, why is the Zimbabwean economy still struggling?” said Mliswa, at the time

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